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The production of Coal, Natural Gas, Refinery Products, Fertilizers, Steel, Cement and Electricity industries increased in July 2021 over the corresponding period of last year

  • INDEX OF EIGHT CORE INDUSTRIES (BASE: 2011-12=100) FOR JULY, 2021

New Delhi. : The Office of Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is releasing Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) for the Month of July, 2021.ICI measures combined and individual performance of production in selected eight core industries viz. Coal, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refinery Products, Fertilizers, Steel, Cement and Electricity.The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 percent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). Details of yearly and monthly indices and growth rates are provided at Annex I & II respectively.

The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stood at 134.0 in July 2021, which increased by9.4 per cent (provisional) as compared to the Index of July 2020. The production of Coal, Natural Gas, Refinery Products, Fertilizers, Steel, Cement and Electricity industries increased in July 2021 over the corresponding periodof last year.

Final growth rate of Index of Eight Core Industries for April 2021 is revised to 62.6%from its provisional level 56.1%. The growth rate of ICI during April-July 2021-22 was 21.2% (P) as compared to the corresponding period of last FY.

The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries is given below:

Coal –Coal production (weight: 10.33 per cent) increased by 18.7 per centin July,2021 overJuly,2020. Its cumulative index increased by 10.5 per centduring April to July, 2021-22 over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil–Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98 per cent) declined by 3.2 per centinJuly, 2021 overJuly, 2020. Its cumulative index declined by 3.4 per centduring April to July, 2021-22over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas – Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88 per cent) increased by 18.9 per cent in July, 2021over July, 2020. Its cumulative index increased by 21.0 per cent during April to July, 2021-22 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Petroleum Refinery Products–Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04 per cent) increased by 6.7 per centin July, 2021 over July, 2020. Its cumulative index increased by 13.1 per cent during April to July, 2021-22over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers – Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) increased by 0.5 per centin July, 2021 over July, 2020. Its cumulative index decreased by 1.1 per centduring April to July, 2021-22 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel –Steel production (weight: 17.92 per cent)increased by 9.3 per cent in July, 2021 over July, 2020. Its cumulative index increased by 59.4 per centduring April to July, 2021-22 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement –Cement production (weight: 5.37 per cent) increased by 21.8 per centin July, 2021 over July, 2020. Its cumulative index increased by 45.6 per centduring April to July, 2021-22 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity –Electricity generation (weight: 19.85 per cent) increased by 9.0per centin July, 2021 over July,2020. Its cumulative index increased by 14.6 per centduring April to July, 2021-22 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Note 1: Data for May, 2021, June, 2021 and July, 2021 are provisional.

Note 2: Since April, 2014, Electricity generation data from Renewable sources are also included.

Note 3: The industry-wise weights indicated above are individual industry weight derived from IIP and blown up on pro rata basis to a combined weight of ICI equal to 100.

Note 4: Since March 2019, a new steel product called Hot Rolled Pickled and Oiled (HRPO) under the item ‘Cold Rolled (CR) coils’ within the production of finished steel has also been included.

Note 5: Release of the index for August,2021 will be on Thursday 30th September, 2021.

Annex I

Performance of Eight Core Industries

Yearly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2011-12=100

                                                                                                       Index

Sector Weight 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 Apr- Jul  2020-21 Apr- Jul  2021-22*
Coal 10.3335 103.2 104.2 112.6 118.0 121.8 124.9 134.1 133.6 131.1 104.4 115.4
Crude Oil 8.9833 99.4 99.2 98.4 97.0 94.5 93.7 89.8 84.5 80.1 81.2 78.5
Natural Gas 6.8768 85.6 74.5 70.5 67.2 66.5 68.4 69.0 65.1 59.8 57.4 69.5
Refinery Products 28.0376 107.2 108.6 108.8 114.1 119.7 125.2 129.1 129.4 114.9 105.3 119.1
Fertilizers 2.6276 96.7 98.1 99.4 106.4 106.6 106.6 107.0 109.8 111.6 108.1 106.9
Steel 17.9166 107.9 115.8 121.7 120.2 133.1 140.5 147.7 152.6 139.4 96.9 154.4
Cement 5.3720 107.5 111.5 118.1 123.5 122.0 129.7 147.0 145.7 130.0 101.1 147.2
Electricity 19.8530 104.0 110.3 126.6 133.8 141.6 149.2 156.9 158.4 157.6 149.7 171.6
Overall Index 100.00 103.8 106.5 111.7 115.1 120.5 125.7 131.2 131.6 123.2 106.9 129.6

*Provisional

Growth Rates (on Y-o-Y basis in per cent)

Sector Weight 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 Apr- Jul  2020-21 Apr- Jul  2021-22*
Coal 10.3335 3.2 1.0 8.0 4.8 3.2 2.6 7.4 -0.4 -1.9 -12.9 10.5
Crude Oil 8.9833 -0.6 -0.2 -0.9 -1.4 -2.5 -0.9 -4.1 -5.9 -5.2 -6.1 -3.4
Natural Gas 6.8768 -14.4 -12.9 -5.3 -4.7 -1.0 2.9 0.8 -5.6 -8.2 -14.7 21.0
Refinery Products 28.0376 7.2 1.4 0.2 4.9 4.9 4.6 3.1 0.2 -11.2 -17.1 13.1
Fertilizers 2.6276 -3.3 1.5 1.3 7.0 0.2 0.03 0.3 2.7 1.7 3.9 -1.1
Steel 17.9166 7.9 7.3 5.1 -1.3 10.7 5.6 5.1 3.4 -8.7 -38.4 59.4
Cement 5.3720 7.5 3.7 5.9 4.6 -1.2 6.3 13.3 -0.9 -10.8 -32.2 45.6
Electricity 19.8530 4.0 6.1 14.8 5.7 5.8 5.3 5.2 0.9 -0.5 -12.4 14.6
Overall Growth 100.00 3.8 2.6 4.9 3.0 4.8 4.3 4.4 0.4 -6.4 -19.8 21.2

*Provisional,YoY is calculated over the corresponding financial year of previous year

Annex II

Performance of Eight Core Industries

Monthly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2011-12=100

Index

Sector Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Refinery Products Fertilizers Steel Cement Electricity Overall Index
Weight 10.3335 8.9833 6.8768 28.0376 2.6276 17.9166 5.3720 19.8530 100.00
Jul-20 100.3 83.0 61.2 114.5 119.4 141.9 126.8 166.3 122.5
Aug-20 98.2 81.2 61.0 105.9 120.8 150.7 109.1 162.7 119.7
Sep-20 105.6 78.3 57.5 106.3 113.5 149.9 126.8 166.4 121.4
Oct-20 122.4 80.9 60.6 111.5 122.8 158.4 141.3 162.2 126.7
Nov-20 137.9 78.3 58.4 126.5 118.5 156.0 132.1 144.8 127.7
Dec-20 156.2 80.5 60.8 126.9 117.0 170.9 147.8 157.9 136.1
Jan-21 161.6 81.1 64.0 130.9 117.5 168.1 154.6 164.2 139.2
Feb-21 163.6 73.2 57.7 114.8 103.9 156.3 160.9 153.9 129.6
Mar-21 210.3 82.4 67.5 134.4 93.4 175.2 182.5 180.0 150.8
Apr-21 113.5 78.5 66.7 123.4 88.3 160.0 159.0 174.0 132.0
May-21* 117.1 76.8 68.7 117.7 102.5 149.7 127.1 161.9 125.2
Jun-21* 112.1 78.2 70.0 113.2 116.9 152.8 148.2 169.1 127.1
Jul-21* 119.1 80.3 72.7 122.2 120.1 155.2 154.4 181.3 134.0

*Provisional

Growth Rates (on Y-o-Y basis in per cent)

Sector Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Refinery Products Fertilizers Steel Cement Electricity Overall Growth
Weight 10.3335 8.9833 6.8768 28.0376 2.6276 17.9166 5.3720 19.8530 100.00
Jul-20 -5.7 -4.9 -10.2 -13.9 6.9 -6.5 -13.5 -2.4 -7.6
Aug-20 3.6 -6.3 -9.5 -19.1 7.3 0.5 -14.5 -1.8 -6.9
Sep-20 21.0 -6.0 -10.6 -9.5 -0.3 6.2 -3.4 4.8 0.6
Oct-20 11.7 -6.2 -8.6 -17.0 6.3 5.9 3.2 11.2 -0.5
Nov-20 3.3 -4.9 -9.3 -4.8 1.6 0.7 -7.3 3.5 -1.1
Dec-20 2.2 -3.6 -7.2 -2.8 -2.9 3.5 -7.2 5.1 0.4
Jan-21 -1.9 -4.6 -2.1 -2.6 0.8 8.2 -5.8 5.5 1.3
Feb-21 -4.4 -3.2 -1.0 -10.9 -3.7 2.2 0.2 0.2 -3.3
Mar-21 0.3 -3.1 12.3 -0.7 -5.0 31.5 40.6 22.5 12.6
Apr-21 9.5 -2.1 25.0 30.9 3.9 494.8 606.6 38.5 62.6
May-21* 7.0 -6.3 20.1 15.3 -9.6 55.3 8.3 7.5 16.3
Jun-21* 7.4 -1.8 20.6 2.4 2.0 24.9 7.5 8.2 9.3
Jul-21* 18.7 -3.2 18.9 6.7 0.5 9.3 21.8 9.0 9.4

*Provisional,YoY is calculated over the corresponding month of previous year